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Tuesday, October 18, 2016


7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:00 Once Upon a Time
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Secrets and Lies
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 Quantico
Viewers: 3.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 10.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
9:00 Madam Secretary
Viewers: 9.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Elementary
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

7:00 Football Night in America
Viewers: 8.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
8:22 Sunday Night Football
Viewers: 13.6 million, 18-49 demo: 4.9

7:00 NFL Overrun

Viewers: 20.1 million, 18-49 demo: 7.0
7:45 The OT
Viewers: 15.4 million, 18-49 demo: 5.5
8:00 The Simpsons
Viewers: 7.4 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
8:30 Son of Zorn
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
9:00 Family Guy
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 The Last Man on Earth
Viewers: 2.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

On Sunday night, NBC aired a Colts-Texans game that was its lowest rated in years. With an unappealing matchup and competition from baseball playoffs, it was a very down week. It hasn't been talked about too much but football ratings are consistently down this season no matter the network or game. However, FOX did have big ratings for their late afternoon Packers-Cowboys game, which went 45 minutes into primetime. It led into the 600th episode of The Simpsons and its annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode. All those factors allowed it to surge 4.2 million viewers and 1.5 demo points. At 8:30pm, Son of Zorn was not really impacted much despite the huge lead-in and was up two tenths in viewers but actually down a tenth in the demo. This was a very weak performance and bad sign as this is probably as big as its lead-in will ever be. At 9pm, Family Guy was also up two tenths in viewers and down a tenth in the demo. The Last Man on Earth was up two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo at 9:30pm.

CBS didn't have the NFL lead-in but still had solid total viewer numbers for three of their four shows. 60 Minutes was down big from last week's NFL fueled edition but just a bit down from the last non-NFL Sunday. The rest of the shows didn't air last week so their trends are pretty comparable. At 8pm, NCIS: Los Angeles was down half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Madam Secretary was down a tenth in viewers and even in the demo. Elementary ended the night down eight tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, tying a series low. Finally, it was another very low night for ABC. At 7pm, America's Funniest Home Videos was down three tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Once Upon a Time remained the best in the lineup but it was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. At 9pm, Secrets and Lies was down two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. Quantico posted a real stinker, dropping six tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo to a series low and a very weak 0.8 demo. ABC needs to blow up this night and start over. Aside from Videos, none of these shows should really stay on the night next season. I would announce this as the final season for Once, cancel Secrets and Lies, and move Quantico to Monday at 10pm or Thursday at 9pm for one last ditch effort to recapture some of the early magic it had.


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